Paul Ryan is on the verge of a massive defeat

Paul Ryan has a major problem on his hands.

He rolled out legislation that keeps Obamacare in place.

And now conservatives are in revolt and it could put the establishment on the edge of an epic defeat.

Donald Trump and the GOP campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

But rather than honor Trump’s promise – and the will of the voters that elected them – Paul Ryan and the Republican establishment have rolled out legislation that maintains Obamacare.

Conservatives are calling this an epic betrayal.

And they may have the votes to stop Ryan’s scheme cold.

The GOP establishment can only lose 21 Republican votes in the House and three in the Senate before their Obamacare-lite bill is doomed to defeat.

Conservatives chances to derail Ryan’s act of betrayal grew after conservative groups such as Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, Club for Growth and Heritage Action came out against the legislation.

They were joined by conservative senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee as well as key members of House Freedom Caucus and Republican Study Committee.

Brietbart reports on the conservative opposition to Ryan’s Obamacare-lite bill:

“On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” House Freedom Caucus member Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) touted legislation he will be introducing later in the day to just do a clean repeal of Obamacare, and criticized the replacement plan as “Obamacare in a different form. Because we didn’t tell the voters we were going to repeal Obamacare, but keep some of the Obamacare taxes. We didn’t tell the voters we’re going to repeal Obamacare, but keep and extend Medicaid expansion. And we certainly didn’t tell the voters we’re going to repeal Obamacare, but start a new entitlement…

… He stated of the current replacement, “Every conservative group out there is opposed to this legislation, because, as I said yesterday and others have said, I think it’s Obamacare in a different form. Because we didn’t tell the voters we were going to repeal Obamacare, but keep some of the Obamacare taxes. We didn’t tell the voters we’re going to repeal Obamacare, but keep and extend Medicaid expansion. And we certainly didn’t tell the voters we’re going to repeal Obamacare, but start a new entitlement.” He further said that he doesn’t think the current replacement “could pass today. … So, this needs to be changed in a dramatic way for it to have a chance to pass, in my judgment.”

Jordan continued his criticism of the current replacement, arguing, “[T]his is what Americans hate. We campaign on one thing, and then we get here and say, oh, we can’t do what we campaigned on. We really can’t do a clean repeal, and then replace it with something that’s going to bring down the costs. We’ve got to mush it all together and do some different form of Obamacare. That’s what the American voters hate. Let’s do what we told them we were going to do. Let’s do what they sent us here to do and what they expect us to do.”

Conservatives have the votes to kill Paul Ryan’s Obamacare-lite legislation.

But will they hold together in the face an establishment onslaught?

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17 Comments

  1. PRESIDENT TRUMP, WE THINK YOU FELL ASLEEP ON THIS ONE NOT BEING FIRED. HE IS A TRUE BACK STABBER,UNTRUSTWORTHY,HIGH OPINION OF HIM SELF AND WE THINK HE IS PURE TRASH.
    FIRE HIM NOW.

  2. Paul Ryan is a liar and a pussy he was obamas boy for a few years and has no morals…….. sounds like a demon rat get a new speaker Beoner was a obama sellout and so is Ryan obama said bend over and Ryan said how far……. trump should have got rid of Ryan day 1 once a sellout always a sellout

  3. Defeat the Paul Ryan bill on Obama care. While you are at it, get rid of Ryan. I never trusted him and never will. His actions on trying slip the Obama Bill by the President by ling to him is just short of treasonous.

  4. Ryan tried to screw Trump before the election…Donald gets elected and takes him in his confidence – big mistake. What Ryan couldn’t do before the election, he’s doing now by engineering this travesty which the President sure realizes that this is going to make him (the President) look bad. Donald’s presidency really had the dumbocrats on the run – but if he follows thru on this complete 180 on his campaign promise to repeal and replace, he’s going to let the dems right back in. Surely he’ll wake up to the damage Ryan is doing.

  5. I believe that Mr Ryan is an established resident and loyal member of the “cesspool fraternity.” Like the remarks I saw earlierI believe Ryan is “plugging the drain.”

  6. Let’s remember it was PILOSI who wouldn’t even tell us what was in the piece of crap that came from obama the
    First time! Remember “we’ll have to pass it before we know what’s in it “. Did we elect Conservatives or Liberals. When the LIB’S HAD RYAN pushing a senior off the cliff, now RYAN’S pushing CONSERVATIVE off the Cliff!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Who over at Brietbart posted the quote TWICE? Are they trying to get the word count up? Who edits these things? The author was obviously the product of a public school education and did no more reading than the minimum requirement.

  8. GET RID OF PAUL RYAN AS SPEAKER. HE IS A WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING. HE,MCCAIN, GRAHAM AND MCCONNALL ARE ALL SELLING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OUT. ALL FOUR OF THEM ARE MOLES STILL REPORTING BACK TO THE OLE BUDDY OBAMA.

    • I agree with you 100% Ronald. I tried my best to warn voters to NOT reelect any of these dirt bags who were up for re-election in 2016, as I knew this would happen. This is why we need term limits. These GOP establishments think they own the Republican party, but every time they are in the majority, they do the same thing: they just sit back and let the MINORITY Democrats bully them into doing whatever the Democrats want them to do. These morons forget who put them in office. And we need to clean house and demand a bill be passed to have a 2 term limit for both the House and the Senate and get these do-nothing Rinos out of our government.

  9. You are totally,positively 100% correct Martin!! It’s time the American public starts getting rid of these lying, totally worthless RINO’S!! And show them that they work for “WE THE PEOPLE”!!!

  10. This so called repeal and replacement bill nothing but garbage. It is just like taking the Obamacare pig and putting more lipstick on it and hope that we won’t know the difference. It is like still using the same blown engine and putting in Cadillac and hoping that we won’t know the difference. There is nothing that can be done to make Obamacare acceptable. A complete repeal every word as was promised has to be done.
    “Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us” and then I add “Fool us a third time and you have lost our vote for good”
    The Rino’s are proving why the Republicans can NEVER keep the majority in Congress for more than 2 elections.

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